Dayton vs. Ohio State Odds
This game comes out of the South Region with Ohio State entering with a 25-9 record out of the Big Ten and Dayton coming in with a 23-10 mark out of the Atlantic 10. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Ohio State is the favorite to win this game, as the Buckeyes have odds of -6 points against Dayton. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 131.5 points. (View Matchup). These two last met in 2008 with Ohio State picking up a 74-63 win.
Ohio State went 15-18 against the spread this season while hitting the under in 17 of 33 lined games. The Buckeyes have had an up and down finish to the season, winning six of their last nine. Ohio State is reliant on its defense, as it holds opponents to just 59.8 points per game, which ranks 12th nationally. They also hold opponents to 29.4 percent shooting from 3-point land, which ranks ninth in the country. On offense, the Buckeyes average just 69.8 points per game. The team is led by LaQuinton Ross, who averages 15.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.
Dayton was 17-12 against the spread while hitting the over in 16 of 28 lined games. The Flyers finished the season pretty strong, winning 10 of their last 12 games. Dayton comes into the postseason averaging 73.4 points per game on offense while shooting 37.8 percent from 3-point land, which ranks 51st in the country. Defensively, Dayton gives up 67.6 points per game and holds opponents to just 28.3 rebounds per game. The Flyers have a lot of balance, as four different players average 9.9 points per game or more.
These two will face off in the second round of the South Region, today at 12:15PM ET on CBS. The game will be held from the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY.